Georgia Drowning Accident Lawyer Attorney
By Casey W. Stevens
Casey W. Stevens is an experienced drowning accident lawyer who has a history of successfully representing clients all over North Georgia.
According to the CDC, about 10 people drown every day across the United States in non-boating related accidents, and about one in five of the drowning victims are children under the age of 14. Even accidents that do not result in death can have devastating consequences. When an individual’s brain is deprived of oxygen it can be damaged permanently resulting in a lifetime of medical needs.
Georgia residents love to spend time in and around the water – especially when the temperatures climb during those hot summer months. But understanding the dangers around the water and how to prevent and avoid them can prevent tragedy from occurring. Some of the most common hazards to watch for around backyard or public pools and spas or other public swimming areas are:
- Broken, inefficient, or nonexistent gates or fences
- Slippery pool decks or docks
- Cracked or broken bricks or cement around the pool
- Splintered docks or steps
- Improper pool maintenance resulting in cloudy or murky pool water
- Dirty or slimy hot tub or spa water proposing a fall risk
- Too many people in the water
- Undertrained or absent lifeguards (in public areas)
- Depth of water not clearly marked
Keeping your pool or personal dock well maintained and making note of hazards in public swimming areas is the best way to avoid drowning dangers.
Household Drowning Risks
Unfortunately, swimming pools, lakes, and ponds are not the only areas where a drowning can occur. Children can drown in very little water and household drowning risks occur anywhere water is present. The bathtub is the most obvious hazard in your home, but small children can also drown in toilets, buckets, rain barrels – anywhere that a few inches of water or more is collected. Statistics show that children can drown in a very short period of time.
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens may be Able to Help
Nothing can bring back a loved one who has suffered brain damage or has died in a drowning accident, but if a drowning occurred due to the negligence of a property owner or care giver, then a qualified personal injury attorney like Casey W. Stevens can help. The typical medical costs for a near-drowning victim can range from $75,000 for the initial treatment in an emergency room, to $180,000 a year for long-term care. The cost of a single near-drowning that results in brain damage can be in excess of $4.5 million over the course of a lifetime. Attorney Stevens has represented the families of drowning and near drowning victims in North Georgia. He can help you recover funeral or medical costs from negligent parties and force changes to prevent another family from suffering what you are experiencing.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation so that we can provide you with immediate assistance. He can meet with you in any of our 6 metro Atlanta offices, or we will gladly arrange for him to come to you in your home or hospital room.